NORMAN — Funeral services for Vida Turman Lee, 90, of Lawton, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Skyridge Free Will Baptist Church in Noble, with Rev. Mike Garner officiating.
Pallbearers will be Terry Turman, Tim Turman, Chad NesSmith, Heath NesSmith, Bob Danley and Mike Turman.
Burial will follow at the Lexington Cemetery in Lexington.
Services are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville.
Vida went to her Heavenly home Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Lawton.
Vida Wynona Davault Turman Lee was born Sept. 16, 1923, in Asher to Martin and Gertrude Davault. She attended school in Asher and then moved to Lexington with her family, where she graduated in 1941. After high school, she was employed with Southwestern Bell and, during the war, worked at Douglas Air Craft Plant as a “Rosie the Riveter.” After the war was over, Vida met and married George (G. H.) Turman in August 1945 in Noble, and to this union, three children were born: Stephen Ray, Terrell George and Karen Wynonia. G.H.’s employment with City Service took them to several communities, where she worked at various other occupations. After Vida’s retirement, she volunteered with the Lindsay Senior Citizens and Food Bank and delivered meals to senior citizens. Because of Vida’s wonderful volunteer work, she was named Beta Sigma Phi Woman of the Year in 1991. After G.H.’s death in 1992, Vida married Orel Lee in October 2001 in Noble.
Vida loved her church and was a member of Lindsay Free Will Baptist, where she taught children’s Sunday school and vacation Bible School. Later, she moved to Noble, where she attended Skyridge Free Will Baptist. Vida was a wonderful Christian example to all.
She loved working in the yard, cooking for her family (her nickname was “Mrs. Betty Crocker”), camping with her family and crocheting. She was a loving mother, grandmother and wife and cared deeply for her family.
Vida was preceded in death by her husbands; infant son, Stephen; her father and mother; brother, Ralph Davault; and sister, Yvonne Nemecek.
Left to cherish her memories are her children Terrell Turman and wife Eudene of Elmore City and Karen NesSmith and husband George of Lawton; grandchildren Terry Turman and wife Jami of Indianapolis, Tim Turman and wife Andrea of Farmington, N.M., Chad NesSmith and wife Leslie of Edmond, Heath NesSmith and wife Leah of Lawton, Melanie Vancleave and husband Casey of McKinney, Texas, and Logan Danley of Lawton; 10 great-grandchildren with one due in March; brother, Vernon Davault and wife Nancy of Okemah; sisters Jean Phillips of Holdenville, Lavera Higbee and husband Corky of Noble and Wanda Danley and husband Bob of Noble; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and host of other relatives and friends.
An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneral-Service.com.
Norman Transcript, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014
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